Mental health and incapacity in Scotland

Mental health and incapacity in Scotland guidance:

Forthcoming changes: On 31 January 2018, the Scottish government launched a consultation on a possible reform of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 . The...

Practice Note

Why grant a power of attorney? Until the coming into force of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AI(S)A 2000), it was the case that any powers granted by an...

Practice Note

This Practice Note describes who can be appointed as financial guardian to an adult over the age of 16 in Scotland and the steps required to complete the appointment. The...

Practice Note

This Practice Note describes the court process to appoint a welfare and/or financial guardian to an adult over the age of 16 in Scotland from the drafting of the...

Practice Note

This Practice Note summarises the issues to consider before making an application to appoint a welfare and/or financial guardian for an adult over the age of 16 in...

Practice Note

In this Practice Note, an incapacitated adult is referred to as the ‘adult’. For information on the legislative framework for guardianships, see Practice Note: Adults...

Practice Note